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dc.contributor.authorBond, AL
dc.contributor.authorHutton, Ian
dc.contributor.authorLavers, Jennifer L
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-29T10:53:47Z
dc.date.available2021-09-29T10:53:47Z
dc.date.issued2021-04-30
dc.identifier.citationAlexander L. Bond, Ian Hutton, Jennifer L. Lavers, Plastics in regurgitated Flesh-footed Shearwater (Ardenna carneipes) boluses as a monitoring tool, Marine Pollution Bulletin, Volume 168, 2021, 112428, ISSN 0025-326X, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.112428.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0025-326X
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.112428
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10141/622933
dc.description.abstractPlastic production and pollution of the environment with plastic items is rising rapidly and outpacing current mitigation measures. Success of mitigation actions can only be determined if progress can be measured reliably through incorporation of specific, measurable targets. Here we evaluate temporal changes in the amount and composition of plastic in boluses from Flesh-footed Shearwaters during 2002-2020 and assess their suitability for measuring progress against national and international commitments to reduce plastic pollution. Plastic in the shearwater boluses showed a generally decreasing pattern from 2002 to 2015 and increasing again to 2020. The colour and type of plastics in boluses was comparable to items recovered from live and necropsied birds, but a much smaller sample size (~35 boluses/year) was required to detect changes in plastic number and mass over time. We therefore suggest shearwater boluses are a low-effort, high-statistical power monitoring tool for quantifying progress against environmental policies in Australia.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherElsevier BVen_US
dc.rightsopenAccessen_US
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/
dc.titlePlastics in regurgitated Flesh-footed Shearwater (Ardenna carneipes) boluses as a monitoring toolen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1879-3363
dc.identifier.journalMarine Pollution Bulletinen_US
dc.date.updated2021-09-08T13:26:15Z
dc.identifier.volume168en_US
dc.identifier.startpage112428en_US
elements.import.authorBond, Alexander L
elements.import.authorHutton, Ian
elements.import.authorLavers, Jennifer L
dc.description.nhmCopyright © 2021, The Authors. This document is the author’s final accepted version of the journal article. You are advised to consult the published version if you wish to cite from it.en_US
dc.subject.nhmlong-term trendsen_US
dc.subject.nhmmarine debrisen_US
dc.subject.nhmmonitoring methodsen_US
dc.subject.nhmregurgitated pelleten_US
dc.subject.nhmTasman Seaen_US


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